Everybody should use a password manager. Whether you only have five online accounts or 500, it's important to use unique, hard-to-guess credentials for every single one. If you reuse passwords, a breach from one of your accounts could help hackers get access to your whole online life. Password managers simplify and safeguard that process. There are tons of great options to choose from, and we've curated a list of eleven of our favorite solutions.
Enpass has been a popular password manager for years, best known for syncing passwords across devices without storing them in a central server. The service added a subscription option last year to fund continued development, and now the first Premium-exclusive functionality has arrived, much to the chagrin of folks who paid for the Pro app in the past.
Enpass is one of the better password managers out there, especially if you want to choose your own cloud service or server for synchronization. It's also one of only a few that offer one-time purchases instead of recurring fees, but that's about to change. Enpass has announced that it's going to move to a subscription model, though it promises to keep features free for people who purchase the app before the switch happens.
Google’s newest pair of flagships did away with a rear-facing fingerprint reader in favor of a more sophisticated face unlock. Password manager apps fall under the category that can benefit the most from its added security (arguable), and they’re indeed leading the way. Taking a cue from Lastpass, Enpass and Bitwarden have now joined the small list of password managers that support Pixel 4’s biometric authentication.
Over the past couple of years, Enpass has been my password manager of choice (for many reasons that I've listed repeatedly). The app is getting ready to move on from v5 to v6, with the biggest update it's ever seen so far. A beta of v6 was released for Windows last month, and now, the Android version is following suit.
I've sung the praises of my password manager of choice, Enpass, many times before on Android Police. But today I get to tell you all a better piece of news: the Pro lifetime subscription is half off until January 1, 2018, making it only $4.99 instead of $9.99.
If you're wondering what sets Enpass apart for me, which is the most frequent question I get each time I post about it, here's the answer. I personally feel more comfortable storing my data on my cloud storage of choice instead of trusting LastPass or Dashlane or 1Password. I also like that Enpass has a one-time fee for mobile and is free on desktops.
For as long as I remember, 1Password has been a popular albeit expensive password management solution. Before LastPass and Dashlane came into the picture, most password managers relied on an encrypted locally stored file that you could only open with a master password if you had physical access to the device it was saved on, with clunky manual syncing options between different devices. There were no subscription models (you just paid for the app), no cloud storage, and no security risks unless your device itself was compromised. 1Password kept that model for years, adding some cloud syncing solutions like Dropbox for those who didn't want to keep manually syncing their file, but sticking with the app-based pricing.
It's no secret to many of you that I'm a fan of Enpass Password Manager, and last month some of you were able to grab the app for free thanks to a momentary deal and try it out to see if it worked well for you. But whenever I've mentioned Enpass on Android Police, one of the most asked questions and requested features was autofill support. The developer had promised it would come in version 5.0 and today is that day.
Before talking about auto-fill, there's one important modification in Enpass regarding fingerprint support. Previously, the app was able to unlock with a fingerprint, but only when it was already running in the background.
When we wrote about our favorite apps to use during 2015, one of my picks was Enpass Password Manager. Many of you had lots of questions about that choice, asking me to explain my reasoning behind not liking LastPass or to compare Enpass to other similar solutions. If you were intrigued by Enpass then and wanted to either give it a try or at least look into how it works, now's your chance to do so. Enpass' Pro mobile license is free to unlock today on Android and all I can say is that I've been happy with it for almost a year and I don't regret plucking the full $9.99.